We arrived at 9:30 AM and left at 3:30 PM. (Sam, where were you?) Church included two hours of announcements, tea, one hour of fundraising and lunch. There were perhaps 350 people present; at the offering, each person walked to the chancel and his/her contribution was announced -- "ten bob," "100 shillings," and so on. I couldn't help but wonder how that would work in our Vineyard churches.
We shared a quiet evening meal again at the Hardisons' on the grounds of St. Philip's, then returned to Rotary House to bake a cake for Mary, our next-door-neighbor and Peace Corps volunteer. She will leave on Tuesday, her first trip back to the States in a year, for Christmas with her family in Florida.
As we walked through the hospital grounds en route home, we noticed the nursing school students had gathered in one dorm to watch a fuzzy color television picture. "Second Chance" and "Rebecca" are the soap operas of the moment in Kenya. "Sunday Night at the Movies" seemed almost as well attended as our day-long church service.